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    Has anyone tried washing them in a dishwasher?? If so, what were the results?? Did they melt??

    Thanks in advance!!

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    I don't have to try it to know the results would be an unhappy wife.
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    They don’t melt. Do pretty good. Wife was not home. Shhhhh!!!!!
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    Works great. My wife objected when I did it with my first dog. She is more understanding with the second, and I don't bother her with the details of when it happens these days.

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    I tried the dishwasher, and it worked, just didn't get all the dirt off. I have found the best thing is to let the bumpers soak in a five gallon bucket (or similar) for about 30 minutes with hot water and dish soap. Take a green pad, and with just a little wipe, they clean right up and are bright white again. If you are cleaning canvas bumpers, make sure they dry out really well, or they can get moldy.
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    Washing machine works pretty well. No, I don't use the one in the house. I use the one in the grooming room in our training building. If they're really bad, I let them soak first in the utility sink in our grooming room.
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    Don't try to do it before asking your wife

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    Why would someone object to putting bumpers in the dishwasher?

    You put cutting boards that have touched raw meat and bowls with raw eggs in the dishwasher. A little dog slobber never hurt anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach Fisher View Post
    Why would someone object to putting bumpers in the dishwasher?

    You put cutting boards that have touched raw meat and bowls with raw eggs in the dishwasher. A little dog slobber never hurt anyone.
    Not married or are you still in the honeymoon period?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drunkenpoacher View Post
    Not married or are you still in the honeymoon period?

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